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Report: Negotiations With Cole Hamels Heating Up

John Boggs, Hamels’ San Diego-based representative, is spending the week in the Clearwater area. He has already spoken to Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. and plans to again before heading back west. Hamels, of course, is eligible for free agency after the season.Boggs was in attendance for the Phillies-Blue Jays game in Dunedin on Tuesday.“Basically, we’re talking...

Over/Under- Chase Utley

Chase Utley has yet to play in a Spring Training game. Concerned? Not me. Manuel and Amaro's plan is to ease him into action in hopes that less wear and tear on his knee in meaningless March games leads to better health and more production in games that actually count in August and September. When healthy, Utley is a premiere second baseman. He plays excellent defense, has great...

Dropkick Murphys' Ken Casey Claims He Was Misquoted About Jonathan Papelbon, Discussion of Closer's Song Was Joke

Days after stating that Jonathan Papelbon could not use "Shipping Up to Boston" while pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies, the Dropkick Murphys are trying to clear the air. The band released a statement on their Facebook page claiming that lead singer/bassist Ken Casey was misquoted during an interview with ESPN. "What's this we hear about us telling Papelbon...

The J-Bone Zone, Vol. 3: Recovery, Hyatt & Fans

Right-handed relief pitcher Justin De Fratus, known to his brother Steven and those close to him as “J-Bone”, joins us live and direct, once again, from Clearwater, FL to offer his thoughts from inside Phillies spring training.The 24-year-old reliever went 6-3 with 15 saves, a 2.99 ERA and 99 strike outs in 75 1/3 innings in his time with Double-A Reading and Triple-A...

Spring Training Gameday: Astros vs. Phillies

Houston Astros vs. Philadelphia Phillies Time: 1:05 pm, Brighthouse Field Weather: Sunny, 81 TV: The Comcast Network Follow Phillies Nation on TwitterComing off a lopsided 7-0 win for the Phils where Cliff Lee, Kyle Kendrick, and roster dark-horse Jake Diekman looked great and Tuffy Gosewisch (!) stole a base, the Phils head back home to play Hunter Pence’s old squad, the Houston...

Vance Worley makes spring debut today

Likely fifth starter to make spring debut today Vance Worley. Getty Images. Vance Worley will make his spring debut today when the Phillies take on the Houston Astros. Worley is a likely fixture in the Phillies starting rotation this season, following Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels and Joe Blanton. Last season Worley took the mound with a certain confidence...

Over/Under- Carlos Ruiz

Over the next couple weeks WSBGMs will be previewing the 2012 season for each of the players on the supposed 25-man roster. We'll provide our projections of their stats, then ask you, the reader to play over/under in the comments section of the post. First up is the field general- Chooch.Carlos Ruiz is now 33 years old, and for a starting catcher, that's elderly. He's...

What or who did Francisco Cordero eat?

This was Francisco Cordero one year ago while pitching for the Cincinnati Reds Okay, so not exactly the body of an Adonis, but not exactly fat and out of shape. Well, here is what Cordero looks like right now with the Toronto Blue Jays Not sure what would freak me out more about this picture if I was a Blue Jays fan. That bird eyes staring into my soul, or my set-up and possible...

Papelbon needs new entrance music

Now that Jonathan Papelbon is closing games in Philly and not Boston, the lead singer of the Dropkick Murphys says the pitcher can no longer use their song as his entrance music. 

Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 3

Toronto shortstop Omar Vizquel's throwing error gave Boston two runs and helped the Red Sox tie a split squad of Toronto Blue Jays 3-all Wednesday in a game halted after nine innings. Singles by Lars Anderson and Kelly Shoppach in the Boston fourth and a wild pitch by Francisco Cordero put runners on second and third with two outs. Vizquel fielded Juan Carlos Linares' grounder...

Phillies 9, Yankees 3

Right-hander Joe Blanton threw two shutout innings and third baseman Placido Polanco drove home the game's first run as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Yankees 9-3 in exhibition play on Monday. For both Blanton and Polanco, it was their first chance to get on the field in 2012 after injury-plagued 2011 seasons. The 31-year-old Blanton, who had averaged 32 starts...

Spring Training Gameday vs. Blue Jays

Blue Jays (2-2) at Pirates (2-2) 1:05 PM EST–McKechnie Field, Bradenton Audio:  Here is the Gameday The red-hot Pirates host the Jays today at McKechnie. Today is another online audio game–you can listen with a free account. Here’s the link to find the game.  News and notes:  With Andrew McCutchen on board for six years, is a Neil Walker extension...

30-1 MLB countdown #21 Toronto Blue Jays

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